Economic development (61 - 70 of 90 items)
Duplicative and Unnecessary Renovations Made in the HUD-Subsidized Concord Commons Apartments in Rockford, IL
CED-82-67: Published: Apr 15, 1982. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO discussed duplicative and unnecessary repairs approved by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) at an apartment complex in Rockford, Illinois.Although HUD spent about $1 million to renovate more than half of the apartments at the complex during 1978 and 1979, all of the apartments are being renovated again by the Rockford Housing Developm...
Additional Efforts Are Needed To Minimize Lease Guarantee Losses
CED-82-57: Published: Apr 6, 1982. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 1982.
GAO evaluated the Small Business Administration's (SBA) efforts to minimize losses of lease guarantee defaults.GAO found that, for the majority of default cases, lease guarantee losses are minimized through re-rentals or settlements. However, the SBA efforts to manage some lease guarantee defaults have not been adequate to assure that its losses are minimized. SBA standard operating procedures req...
Consolidated List of Persons or Firms Currently Debarred
B-3368: Published: Jan 4, 1982. Publicly Released: Jan 4, 1982.
A list was presented of persons or firms currently debarred for violations of various public contracts acts incorporating labor standards provisions...
HUD Community Development Block Grant Program
115545: Jun 11, 1981
The Community Development Block Grant Program was designed to provide grantees with flexibility in operating their own programs. The proper degree of local flexibility as opposed to Federal limitations is subject to considerable debate. Clearly, there are tradeoffs involved. There is a delicate balance between the proper degree of local discretion and Federal controls. While greater local discreti...
Alaska Commercial Company's Activities Regarding Competition After Acquisition by Community Services Administration Grantee
HRD-81-97: Published: May 14, 1981. Publicly Released: May 22, 1981.
GAO was requested to develop information regarding allegations that an Alaskan business venture, CEDC Sales Inc., doing business under the name Alaska Commercial Company (ACC), had obtained a significant competitive edge and unfairly challenged privately financed grocery businesses by receiving Federal funding provided through a Community Services Administration (CSA) grantee. The grantee, Communi...
Similar Business Assistance Programs of Two Federal Agencies Have Potential for Duplication
CED-81-26: Published: Dec 31, 1980. Publicly Released: Jan 30, 1981.
The university-based management and technical assistance programs administered by the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Economic Development Administration (EDA) were reviewed. Comparisons were made of the similarities, differences, and possible duplications between the programs.The problem-solving or counseling assistance provided under both programs is alike in many respects. The EDA p...
Most Borrowers of Economic Opportunity Loans Have Not Succeeded in Business
CED-81-3: Published: Dec 8, 1980. Publicly Released: Dec 8, 1980.
The Small Business Administration (SBA) Economic Opportunity Loan Program (EOL) has been a means for sustained economic progress for relatively few borrowers. The program originated with the Economic Opportunity Act as a part of the war on poverty. Today, it is part of a larger SBA effort involving several programs to help socially and/or economically disadvantaged people create and maintain small...
More Can Be Done To Ensure That Industrial Parks Create New Jobs
CED-81-7: Published: Dec 2, 1980. Publicly Released: Dec 2, 1980.
Industrial park projects funded by the Economic Development Administration (EDA) have helped distressed areas attract businesses, which in turn have saved or created jobs for area residents. GAO reviewed 101 park projects to assess the projects' effectiveness and to determine what management improvements are needed to maximize project accomplishments.A number of park projects have problems. They h...
Financing Rural Electric Generating Facilities: A Large and Growing Activity
CED-81-14: Published: Nov 28, 1980. Publicly Released: Nov 28, 1980.
The Rural Electrification Administration (REA), through insured and guaranteed loans, makes available billions of dollars in financing to construct electric generating and transmitting facilities to meet the increasing demands for electricity in rural areas.To gain better budgeting control and increase private credit involvement, GAO believes that changes are needed in how this financing is budget...
Domestic Housing and Community Development Issues for Planning
CED-80-139: Published: Sep 24, 1980. Publicly Released: Sep 24, 1980.
Many serious housing and community development problems face the United States during the 1980's. The number of households will increase 19 percent during the 1980's, placing greater demand on the housing supply. Americans continue to migrate to the South and West, and increasingly to rural areas. Population redistribution is responsible for a wide range of present urban problems, such as the conc...